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Old 10-09-2013, 17:54
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We bought a Carnaby Melrose, 37 x 12 last year. We paid 40 thou for it, the decking is extensive and it does have a sea view. After a year, we've decided we want to sell up. Mainly because we bought it thinking everyone owned their vans and so site lovely and quiet, turns out people rent them out and we've had nightmare tenants all around us. We knew we'd lose some of that money, however, site owner said we'd be lucky to walk away with 25 thou. If we sell privately we have to give the site 15%. Therefore even if we get 30 thou privately we still only get 25.

Is this usual practice ? Just feeling a little ripped off at the mo. He said book price is 15,000 for van, plus 5000 for decking. Any ideas ?
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Old 10-09-2013, 18:14
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When we bought the site said to expect with vat and it not being new to lose 30% if we sold after a year. It doesn't sound fair or right but I suspect it is what actually happens.
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We expected a reduction of value, even tho the van was brand new and is absolutely immaculate. HOwever,we did expect to get 30 for it, devastating. Thanx for the reply.
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Sorry to hear ....If you can get 25K walk away and no hassle
It really annoys me that peeps buy thinking its owners only with No subletting and someone rents out
Did you approach the site with a view to sort tenants out.....
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Yes we did speak about it. His predicament is that peeps do let occasionally to offset cost of site fees, (3500 p/a). He is reluctant to stop this completely but isn't happy if some are doing this frequently.

Our issue now is whether we allow the van to depreciate any more and pay more site fees in March, or whether we cut and run as it were. In such a dilema
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Yes we did speak about it. His predicament is that peeps do let occasionally to offset cost of site fees, (3500 p/a). He is reluctant to stop this completely but isn't happy if some are doing this frequently.

Our issue now is whether we allow the van to depreciate any more and pay more site fees in March, or whether we cut and run as it were. In such a dilema
See where you coming from...site can't afford to kick van owners off,so its a catch22 ....Good Luck...Nice van by the way
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Good Luck...Nice van by the way
.........Wanna buy it ? x
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Ripped off offer certainly not decent. I'll guarantee if you sell back to the park for 15k + 5k for the deck it'll be back on sale for about 30K+ the week after. Unfortunately the Park Owners hold the cards in a situation like this. Perhaps try and move it elsewhere, it will cost you, but at least you can get the use of it perhaps on a Park with lower fees.
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Your other option is to take the van off site and get it moved somewhere else. We didn't want to sell our van so we looked for another site closer to home we were happy with and moved. Its not a bad option
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It all sounds about right to me. Caravans are a long term plan and lose money like a car. Unlike a car you can use them and get a lot of pleasure from them and that will hopefully off set the depreciation.

I'm sorry you're having to sell up so soon.
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